Author Archive

Who Caught JR? TV Characters Get Their Due In Dallas: The Remix

The TV show Dallas may be long gone, but the characters JR, Sue Ellen and Bobby are being reimagined on stage this weekend. In our weekly State of the Arts conversation,  I talked with  writer Josh Kumler and artist Krissy Bodge about injecting real life – and lots of humor – into “Dallas: The Remix.”

Krissy, is it true that you had never seen the TV show... | Read More

Old Books For New: The Paper Sculptures of Kiki Baughman

Welcome to the Art&Seek Spotlight. Every Thursday, here and on KERA FM, we’ll explore the cultural creativity happening in North Texas. As it grows, this site, artandseek.org/spotlight, will eventually paint a collective portrait of our artistic community. Check out all the artists and artworks we’ve chronicled.

If you’ve driven North on U.S 75 from downtown Dallas, then... | Read More

Old Books For New: The Paper Sculptures of Kiki Baughman

If you’ve driven North on U.S 75 from downtown Dallas, then the chances are that you’ve seen a huge, beige, warehouse with loads of cars filling up the parking lot.

The entrance to the Half Price Books HQ in Dallas.Photo: hpb.com

Well, that building is the headquarters for the largest, family-owned chain of new and used bookstores in the... | Read More

A Look Ahead At Highlights From The Art&Seek Calendar

We’re smack dab in the middle of summer and the heat is on! Escape the soaring temps and wilting humidity with some cool art. Slip inside a frosty theater for a play or live music. Or head to Texas’ official retreat from the heat – an area museum or gallery and take in some fabulous art while you count the days until fall. There’s tons to do so put on some sunscreen... | Read More

A Look Ahead At Highlights From The Art&Seek Calendar

We’re smack dab in the middle of summer and the heat is on! Escape the soaring temps and wilting humidity with some cool art. Slip inside a frosty theater for a play or live music. Or head to Texas’ official retreat from the heat – an area museum or gallery and take in some fabulous art while you count the days until fall. There’s tons to do so put on some sunscreen... | Read More

Art&Seek Jr: To The Moon And Back!

The other night, while my daughter and I were watching one the many programs about the upcoming anniversary of Apollo 11 she turned to me and asked what I remembered most about the night Neil Armstrong walked on the moon. She’s heard me talk about the space program many times, but I don’t think she actually put it together until right then that I was a kid during this important... | Read More

Artpace Announces Artist-In-Residence Program

Artpace has announced it has opened applications for their 2021 international artist-in-residence program, called the Texas Open Call. Applications are open until Aug. 2 at 5 p.m., with three positions open: one for an artist from Texas, another from the greater 49 states and finally, a slot to be filled with an international artist. Artpace hosts three residencies throughout the year, meaning... | Read More

Monty Python Is Turning 50!

Break out the party favors and the cake, Monty Python is about to turn 50!

As you may or may not know, American audiences were first introduced to the British comedy troupe right here in Dallas when KERA became the first station in the U.S. to broadcast the series.

As a special early birthday treat here’s a video to help celebrate.

Bill Young, KERA’s VP of... | Read More

Sculptor Augusta Savage Said Her Legacy Was The Work Of Her Students

Augusta Savage was an artist, educator, activist and community leader. Her work is the focus of an exhibition at the New-York Historical Society, organized by the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens. She’s pictured above with her 1938 sculpture Realization. Photo: New-York Historical Society

Sculptor Augusta Savage once said: “I was a Leap Year... | Read More

Here’s What’s On At North Texas Art Museums This Summer

Typically, the arts in North Texas cool off a bit during the summer – for some reason, everyone seems to abandon the place. But KERA’s Art & Seek team says this July is a bit different. In State of the Arts, Anne Bothwell talks with Jerome Weeks about why. You can click above to listen to their conversation that aired on KERA FM. They talk about two blockbuster art exhibitions,... | Read More

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